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LaTer Direct Seafood Opens Facebook Marketplace

November 9th, 2022 by mdufour

A new marketplace for members of the commercial seafood industry in the Lafourche-Terrebonne area wanting to sell their wares directly to consumers is now open on Facebook. The Facebook group – www.facebook.com/groups/laterdirectseafood/ – was established by Louisiana Sea Grant/LSU AgCenter marine extension agent Haley Gambill as a means for local commercial fishermen, docks and processors […]

Robinson Takes on Hatchery Manager Duties

October 27th, 2022 by mdufour

Elizabeth Robinson has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery operations manager in Grand Isle. As the operations manager, Robinson will administer hatchery activities; monitor personnel, facility equipment, system repairs and routine maintenance; develop research projects; and support outreach and extension activities for the LSG Oyster Research Laboratory. Robinson earned […]

Seafood processors as well as commercial fishermen interested in becoming processors are invited to a field day/open house at the Louisiana Sea Grant/LSU AgCenter Seafood Processing Demonstration Lab on Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 603 LSU Bridge Road, Jeanerette. Those wanting to attend should register at https://lsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e36wGhDWVXMtTXo. The lab, located at the […]

Lenore Joins Sea Grant as Business Manager

October 11th, 2022 by mdufour

Conner Lenore has joined Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) as the program’s new business manager. Lenore’s earned her bachelor’s degree in management and human resources from Southeastern Louisiana University. She recently earned her Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University. She has been an LSU employee since 2016. Before working at LSG, she worked in […]

Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) is a co-lead in one of six projects funded by the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that engage underserved children and youth in place-based educational activities. The $224,000 project is titled Puddles to Floods: Learning to ‘Read’ Flood-Prone Landscapes of the Lower Mississippi […]

Everyone enjoys a parade. But what kind of impact does a parade have on the environment? Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) public engagement specialist Emily Maung-Douglass and education coordinator Jennifer Cook will begin working with Title 1 middle and high schools in January, providing insight on how discarded parade throws often end up downstream as marine […]

REACH Mentorship Training

September 21st, 2022 by mdufour

Twenty-five graduate students from Louisiana State University and University of Louisiana at Lafayette recently participated in a one-day inclusive mentorship training program at Louisiana State University. Hosted by Louisiana Sea Grant, the College of the Coast and Environment and the LSU Graduate School, the REACH program helps graduate students develop foundational skills for good mentorship […]

LaSSO Project Makes a Surprising Discovery

September 14th, 2022 by mdufour

A LaSSO-funded undergraduate research project made a bombshell discovery about ocean acidification, Yusra Soorya, the student researcher at Nicholls State University, and Enmin Zou, professor in Nicholls’ Department of Biological Sciences, found that CO2 acidification of seawater speeds up the hardening of blue crab shells. “This discovery is contrary to our initial working hypothesis,” said […]